Vice World News has acquired world rights for French director Nicolas Peduzzi’s documentary Ghost Song, which opened parallel Cannes section ACID in 2021.
Filmed in Houston, Texas, as a hurricane approaches, the feature documentary follows three separate characters, including rapper OMB Bloodbath, who was a close friend of George Floyd having been mentored by him as a young adult.
After its ACID debut, it went on to win the best film prize in the Permanent Revolutions section of the Seville Film Festival last November.
Vice World News is the international news network of the US-Canadian Vice Media Group, which bills itself as the largest independent youth media company in the world. It has acquired Ghost Song for The Short List, a collection of documentaries curated by Vice founder Suroosh Alvi to be shown online for worldwide audiences.
Films currently being showcased on the strand include Otto Bell’s The Toxic Pigs Of Fukushima and Yoav Shamir’s The Prophet And The Space Aliens.
Ghost Song is Peduzzi’s second feature documentary after Southern Belle, about a troubled Texas heiress, which won the grand prize in the French competition at FIDMarseille 2017.
MPM Premium head of sales Quentin Worthington negotiated the deal with Vice executive Brendan Kennedy, on behalf of the Paris-based producer Carine Carine Ruszniewski at GoGoGo Films.